*CITY OF HATE: DALLAS AND THE ASSASSINATION on KERA (Channel 13), Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10 pm*
When the world mourned President Kennedy fifty years ago, a different kind of grief settled on Dallas. Distraught residents could not believe such a tragedy could happen in their own town. Some outsiders labeled Dallas the "City of Hate," blaming a hostile atmosphere for Kennedy's murder. It was a different mood on the morning of November 22, 1963 when hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets eager to see their president.
Unlike any other documentary on the Kennedy assassination, this story comes through the personal perspective of the filmmaker, Quin Mathews. On that November morning, a 13-year-old Quin saw the president at Love Field. Forty-five minutes later the president was shot.
CITY OF HATE: DALLAS AND THE ASSASSINATION explores a politically turbulent city preparing for a presidential visit, the immense pride many Dallas residents felt to see the president in their hometown and the city's damaged reputation that followed the death of President Kennedy.